Easy meals: 5 holiday recipes

We know what's on your wish list: Holiday recipes that can be prepped ahead so you're not fussing around the kitchen like a frantic elf. Consider these festive food ideas our gift to you.

Easy meals: 5 holiday recipes

Easy holiday meals

Roasted Red Pepper Cheese Dip

This three-ingredient cheese dip is as quick to make as it is to eat! It’s just as perfect for an after-school snack as it is for entertaining. Get the recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Cheese Dip


chips and veggies with red pepper dipPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cheese and Sausage Croissant Strata

Strata is a warm, casserole-style breakfast that can be made ahead and popped in the oven once the coffee is on. This yummy one is made with toasted croissants, sausage and plenty of cheese. Get the recipe: Cheese and Sausage Croissant Strata

casserole dish of holiday strataPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Mashed Potato Casserole

Not much beats mashed potatoes—except a cheesy mashed potato casserole studded with golden breadcrumbs. Get the recipe: Mashed Potato Casserole

casserole full of mashed potatoes with bread crumbsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cranberry-Cider Glazed Ham

Need something impressive—and secretly easy—to feed a crowd? Glazed ham goes a long way. Serve it sliced and drizzled with sauce or pile slices on squishy buns for the kids. Get the recipe: Cranberry-Cider Glazed Ham

large glazed ham on holiday tablePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Apple and Pear Superfood Crumble

Pumpkin seeds and flaxseeds give this fruity crumble a nutritious boost. Get the recipe: Apple and Pear Superfood Crumble


bowl of apple crumble with ice creamPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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11 satisfying winter breakfast recipes 10 freezer-friendly cookie recipes 8 best loaf recipes

This article was originally published on Nov 18, 2017

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